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May 6th, 2012
DERBY LINE, VT/STANSTEAD, QUE. - A protest against the proposed Derby Line Wind Project attracted a large turnout with more than 100 people from both sides of the border.
Many had strong words against it and spoke passionately against wind farms in or near communities. Most guest speakers cited health concerns and lower property values.
Among those present were Vermont State Senator Joe Benning, Pierre Reid from the National Assembly of Canada, Jean Rousseau from The House of Commonâ€™s in Ottawa, and wind power expert Mark Duchamp from Spain, who happened to be traveling around Quebec.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Many Vermonters remember the one-room schoolhouse.
That memory is coming alive this month at the Memphremagog Arts Collaborative (MAC), where photojournalist Dianna Mara Henry is displaying her photography of the buildings and people of one-room schoolhouses.
Her exhibit will be on display until May 28.
Henry, who is in the process of moving from Springfield, MA, to Newport, said the photographs are ones she made as part of an Earthwatch Expedition.
DERBY LINE - Two world-renowned speakers will address protesters at the anti-Derby Line Wind Project rally in Derby Line, VT/Stanstead, QC, this Sunday.
Mark Duchamp will appear in person to talk about the impact of wind turbines on endangered bird populations.
Duchamp is the executive director of the European Platform Against Windfarms (http://www.epaw.org/about_us.php?lang=en), president of Save the Eagles International (http://savetheeaglesinternational.org/), and chairman of the World Council for Nature (http://wcfn.org/).
ORLEANS â€“ Peter Gage, after decades of helping students make beautiful music, will wave his baton for one last time at the Lake Region Union High School Concert Monday, May 7.
Gage currently teaches the general music, vocal music, instrumental music and jazz music programs at Lake Region. Being the only music teacher at a high school can be a challenge, said Gage, whoâ€™s more in tune to instrumental than vocal.
DERBY, VT - A special meeting was held Wednesday night to decide if the Derby Select Board would endorse a motion to direct attorney Richard Saudek to open â€śdiscussionsâ€ť with Encore Redevelopment over the proposed construction of two 430 feet tall wind turbines in the town.
The answer was "no."
NEWPORT â€“ The Shops at the Eastside in Newport are expanding and now offer bridal gowns, formal dresses, tuxedos, new shoe lines and all the accessories. The shops are in the same building as the Eastside Restaurant, a family run business.
Jarrett Gray, who runs the shops, says the new products offer customers options for shopping in the area. Gray is focusing on quality customer service. When needed, he goes out in the field to help people prepare for events and is flexible in offering to accommodate those with busy schedules.
DERBY LINE, VT/STANSTEAD, QC. - The 108th Season at the historic Haskell Opera House opens the Weekend of May 13th.
The only International Opera House in the world that celebrates the arts in a variety of offerings, all listed on its website with ticket locations and prices (www.haskellopera.com and our new partner, www.catamountarts.org).
The big news for the season is that the Haskell will start showing movies as part of the Tech Upgrade integration. The Vermont International Film Fest will showcase their 2012 Season Kickoff at the Opera House.
CHARLESTON, VTâ€” Lyndon State College (LSC) business students are stepping out of their classroom into the great outdoors to consult with NorthWoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston.
Professor Mark Hiltonâ€™s students have developed a marketing strategy to help guide NorthWoods toward its 25th anniversary in 2014.
This real world experience for the Lyndon State students is a legacy of former College President Dr. Carol A. Moore. Moore was elected to the NorthWoods Board of Directors last year and facilitated a connection between NorthWoods and LSCâ€™s business program.
TROY â€“ Missisquoi Valley Ambulance Service (MVAS) and Troy residents are at odds over money, which could leave Troy looking for a new ambulance service.
Scott Rappold, president of Missisquoi Valley Ambulance Service, asked for $23,460 two years ago, but voters turned it down. At this year's town meeting, he again asked for the $23,460, and was again denied.
"Our expenses are exceeding our revenues," said Rappold. I asked the towns to kind of help out and pay the difference. Where are we suppose to come up with that kind of money?"
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